Happiness is for amateurs, anyone can be happy, let me tell you how to be truly bitter.
1- Never live in the moment.
Embrace your past mistakes, hold onto them, coddle them, never let them go or learn from them. Remember injustices (real or imagined) you have received in the past. Project the worst-case scenarios for future events. Imagine conversations and scenarios where you will be treated unfairly. They haven’t happened yet, but they probably will.
2- Never be still.
Always be busy with something that can’t wait, move from one crisis to another. Check your phone frequently, searching social media for articles that support your preconceived ideas. Maintain a level of constant outrage and W.I.N.E. (Wildly Indignant about Nearly Everything)
2- Never forgive.
Nurture and fertilize every slight or insult you have ever received, someone must pay for this. If you forgive this may be forgotten and “they” will never learn their lesson.
2- Always believe you are owed something.
Perhaps the most important point of all. Your current situation is not your fault! The… (government, community, business, job, society, church, political parties, etc.) have treated you unfairly and they owe you!
Tongue firmly in cheek, Poppy
Happiness is not dependent on wealth.
Contentment is not dependent on your social status.
Hope is not dependent on your current situation.
Peace is not dependent on current events.